Zachary Burt

Date of birth: September 4, 1993

Weight division: 90 kg

Height: 6 feet

Hometown: Whitby, Ontario

Residence: Montreal, Quebec

First Judo Club: Upper Canada Judo Club

Personal Coach: Dave Burt

Training Place: Judo Canada National Training Centre at INS-Québec in Montreal

National Team Coach: Michel Almeida

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2017- Grand Slam Abu Dhabi – 3rd
  • 2017- Grand Slam Tokyo – 7th
  • 2017- European Cup Orenburg – 1st
  • 2015- Grand Prix Cancún – 5th

 

ATHLETE’S BIO

  • Zachary started judo at 6 years old at the Upper Canada Judo Club
  • He wanted to represent Canada since he won bronze at his first U17 Canadian championships in 2007.
  • In 2012, he won the national U20 title in the 81 kg category before moving up to the senior ranks in 2013, when he won a national silver medal.
  • In 2013, Burt moved to Montréal to pursue his goals. The same year, he stood on his first World Cup podium at the Oceania Open Apia in November.
  • In 2015, he achieved a career highlight by winning bronze at the Open International de Visé, in Belgium
  • In 2017, Zachary achieved his best career result by winning bronze at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam. He has constantly been progressing.
  • His objective is to qualify for the 2020 Olympics Games

 

VARIOUS:

  • He is the oldest of a family of 8. His sister Emily is also on the national team, and they live together nearby the training centre.
  • He collects magnets from his trips for his father
  • Favourite quote: “What we do in life, echoes in eternity” – Maximus Desimus Merideus
  • His father was heavily involved in the sport, competing across North America. He now owns his own judo club.
  • Before competing, he listens to specific songs to focus

 

QUICK FACTS

  • Nickname: Zach-Zash
  • Favourite food: Pizza
  • Favourite TV show: Seinfeld
  • Guilty Pleasure: Ice Cream
  • Hidden talents: Impersonations
  • Favourite sports team: Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Favourite music artist: Eminem

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

  • Facebook: Zachary Burt
  • Twitter: @zachburt93
  • Instagram: zachburt93

 

For the entire list of Zachary’s results, please consult his JudoInside page: https://www.judoinside.com/judoka/51974/Zachary_Burt/judo-career

 

Photos cc Rafal Burza and Tom Taylor: https://www.flickr.com/photos/judo_canada/sets/72157702848783804

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